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The Hull Natural History Society

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Programme of Events 2022

Saturday
22 January
10:00

Waters' Edge Country Park

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Meet in the car park for a circular walk through the country park and along the Humber.
Leader: Andrew Chadwick.

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Sunday
20 February
10:00

Sewerby Hall

*** CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER ***

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Tuesday
8 March
19:30

Annual General Meeting

The 2022 AGM of the Hull Natural History Society will be held in Teaching Room 1 at the Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull.

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Saturday
26 March
10:00

Stone Creek

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Meet just before the bridge over Keyingham Drain.
Leader: Africa Gómez

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Sunday
24 April
10:00

Messingham

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Entrance to the reserve is via an inconspicuous gated track off the B1400 just before the power lines cross the road. Meet in the car park.
Leader: Andrew Ashworth

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Tuesday
3 May
18:30

Beverley Parks

Meet at the small car park off Park Lane.

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Tuesday
10 May
18:30

Keyingham Quarry

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Another look at this interesting privately-owned nature reserve cum quarry. Initial meeting point is before the gate on the track down to the quarry.

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Saturday
14 May
10:00

Sinnington

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Meet on the village green. This is a joint meeting with Ryedale Naturalists.
Leader: Gabrielle Jarvis

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Tuesday
17 May
18:30

Calvert Lane triangle

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Meet outside Heron Foods. There is some parking here or on Spring Bank West on the other side of Calvert Lane.

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Tuesday
24 May
18:30

Millennium Meadow, Molescroft

We are undertaking a survey for a Molescroft residents group so we need our best botanists! Meet in the car park at the end of Thurlow Avenue.

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Tuesday
31 May
18:30

Wilberforce Wood

Meet in the lay-by on Kesteven Way besides Foredyke Green.

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Tuesday
7 June
18:30

Benningholme

A visit to the botanically rich verges near Ings Cottages. Meet at Lambwath Bridge.

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Sunday
12 June
10:00

Wayrham Dale

Meet in the car park off the A166 for an exploration of chalk grassland in Wayrham Dale and other access land.
Leader: John Killingbeck

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Tuesday
14 June
18:30

East Park

Meet at the rear of the Woodford Leisure Centre car park.

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Friday
17 June
14:00

Knettishall Heath

Meet in the free car park at Knettishall Heath, about 6 miles east of Thetford. Managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, this is a diverse mosaic of habitats with woodland and riverside meadows, as well as large areas of heath.
In the evening we may have a bat walk along the river in Thetford.

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Saturday
18 June
10:00

Weeting Heath

Meet initially at Weeting Heath, about 10 miles north-west of Thetford. This is the best site in the country to watch Stone Curlew. There is an admission charge of £4.50
We will then move on to RSPB Lakenheath Fen, MR TL 719 863, which is 3 miles further west. There is an admission charge of £4.00 for non-members.
In the evening we will meet up for a meal in a hostelry in Thetford, probably the Black Horse but to be confirmed.

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Sunday
19 June
10:00

Barnham Cross Common

Meet at Barnham Cross Common, 1 mile south-west of Thetford. This is an SSSI owned by Thetford Council with areas of calcareous and acidic Breckland grassland heath. We should have the benefit of a local guide to show us some of the specialities.

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Tuesday
21 June
18:30

The Deep to North Bridge

A wander up and down the river. Meet at Tower Street car park which should be free after 6.00 pm

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Saturday
25 June
10:30

Leven Carrs

Yorkshire Naturalists Union VC61 excursion. Meet at the junction of Sandholme Lane and Carr Lane, Leven. For full details see the YNU website or contact Africa.

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Tuesday
28 June
18:30

Beverley tree walk

A guided tour of the interesting trees in Beverley by our resident expert John Killingbeck. Meet and park in Saturday Market.

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Saturday
2 July
10:00

Reighton Gap

Meet at the end of Sands Road.
Leader: Richard Middleton.

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Tuesday
5 July
18:30

Barmston Drain and Figham

If time permits, a circular walk along Barmston Drain to Figham then back via the River Hull. Meet on Plaxton Bridge Road.

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Tuesday
12 July
18:30

Leconfield Castle

An investigation of the site of the old castle. Meet opposite the end of Arram Road. There is some parking on the main road nearby or park at the east end of Harthill Avenue and walk through the pedestrian passage.

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Saturday
16 July

Wawne Show

Wawne is holding its village show again this year. We are organising a stand to promote the Society so we will need volunteers to man it. We also need some ideas for displays and activities that will interest people in natural history. More details nearer the time but reserve the date.

Tuesday
19 July
18:30

Spring Bank Cemeteries

A visit to Western and General Cemeteries. Meet at the gatehouse on the western side of Chanterlands Avenue. There is street parking along Chanterlands Avenue.

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Tuesday
26 July
18:30

Burton Bushes

Burton Bushes is always interesting but we will be looking in particular for Purple Hairstreak butterflies. Meet at the gated entrance to the Westwood opposite the racecourse.

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Tuesday
2 August
18:30

Sancton

Meet at the end of High Street in the village.

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Tuesday
9 August
18:30

Victoria Dock

Meet at the end of Corinthian Way for a walk along the foreshore to Half-tide Basin.

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Sunday
14 August
10:00

Heslington Tilmire

A joint meeting with Ryedale Naturalists. This is an SSSI with marshy grassland habitat. Meet at the end of the lane called Langwith Stray.
Leader: Gabrielle Jarvis

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Tuesday
16 August
18:30

Brickyard Lane

A walk down the lane and along the foreshore towards Long Plantation. Meet at the north end of Brickyard Lane.

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Tuesday
23 August
18:30

Ennerdale circuit

A walk up the banks of the River Hull to Kingswood Bridge and back. Meet in Ennerdale Leisure Centre car park.

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Tuesday
30 August
18:30

Nut Wood

Meet at the stile on the bend of Riplingham Road. Park on the opposite side if necessary.

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Saturday
10 September
10:00

Hayburn Wyke, Scarborough

A walk along the old railway to Heyburn Wyke National Trust nature reserve. Park down Hood Lane just before the railway bridge.
Leader: Andrew Chadwick

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Tuesday
20 September
19:30

Planning Meeting for 2023

Please check our website nearer the time for details of venue.

Sunday
2 October
10:00

Spurn

Meet at the car park opposite the new Yorkshire Wildlife Trust visitor centre. The car park is free to YWT members if you display your membership card in the windscreen.
Leader: Richard Middleton

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Sunday
6 November
10:00

Weedley Springs

A circular walk down to Weedley Springs then up East Dale and back via Drewton Manor. Meet at Beverley Clumps.
Leader: Andrew Chadwick.

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Saturday
10 December
10:00

Withernsea

Weather permitting a beach walk northwards to see the remains of the whales, then fish and chip restaurant for lunch. Meet in the Market Car Park on Station Road.
Leader: Africa Gómez.

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In accordance with our Safety Notice, each field trip will have a designated leader. For weekend trips the leader is shown in the programme. For Tuesday evening trips a leader will be elected from those who attend. If there is any doubt as to the meeting being cancelled due to bad weather, please contact the leader.


For more details, contact the Secretary, Andrew Chadwick, email: info@hullnats.org.uk

Species lists bug list odonta list lepidoptera list plant list bird list general list

We usually make a note of the things that we see on our excursions. When any of the above icons appear on the programme to the left, it indicates that a species list is available, either a general list covering all orders, or a list specifically for birds, plants, butterflies, dragonflies or insects. Clicking will open the list in a new browser tab.


External photo albums flickr

Sometimes members will create online photo albums of our excursions. Clicking the camera icon will open this external website in a new browser tab.


Grid references

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Hovering over "what3words" with display a three word reference defining the meeting point to within 3 metres using the what3words Ltd. system. Clicking will open their website in a new tab and show an aerial photograph of the area.

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